2.01.2015

Over the Rainbow: A Colorful Scrapbook Layout


Vintage themed wedding at Hillside Gardens in Colorado Springs
As many of my readers already know, my sister's wedding was this past August at Hillside Gardens--a local garden and nursery.  There is a spectacular view of Pikes Peak just behind the arch at the wedding ceremony site on the grounds.  It's the perfect spot to get married among nature with the iconic mountain in Colorado.  However nature had other plans for us that day.  

It's said that rain on your wedding day means good luck for the bride and groom.  So my sister and her husband should have buckets and buckets of luck--there was a huge downpour just before the ceremony was to start!  

The pretty mason jars on shepherd hooks down the aisle in the garden leading to the arch decorated with a burlap and lace swag and kissing balls was a foregone conclusion after that massive rainstorm.  Everything survived but there was no way we were making the bride traipse down a muddy aisle in her Oleg Cassini masterpiece!  I mean, just look at this gorgeousness!



Wedding at Hillside Gardens in Colorado, rained out
So the ceremony was moved to the pavilion where the reception was to take place.  Our cousin's husband worked hard to quickly recreate the arch drape for the ceremony under the pavilion with extra ribbon I had brought (my sister claims that I'm the world's best and most prepared Maid of Honor--so sweet!) and one of the decorated paper lanterns.  In the end, it didn't really matter where the ceremony was, just that my sister and her husband were able to get married among friends and family!

But just as the ceremony was ending, the sun was starting to come out.  Our photographers (our cousin and her husband!) had the wedding party take photos in front of the arch so the florist's hard work didn't completely go to waste.  As we were finishing up photos however, a beautiful rainbow came out and the result was this gorgeous photo.

Over the Rainbow uses a mix of mists and inks to create the colorful background inspired by the rainbow in the wedding photograph | Alice Scraps Wonderland
The rainbow inspired me to use every color of mist and ink I had at my disposal to create a rainbow background.  I just spritzed my mists on my non-stick craft mat and pressed my background paper into the ink.  For the distress ink pads, I patted some on my craft mat and spritzed with water then pressed my background paper into it.  I really love the ending result--a sort of water color-esque appearance to it.  

Various sizes of flowers and other sparkly elements add detail to this rainbow colored layout (Over the Rainbow) | Alice Scraps Wonderland


Next I layered papers from Prima's Something Blue collection under the photo and embellished with a few leaves I cut out using my Silhouette Cameo as well as lots of flowers, a few metal gears, gumdrops colored with alcohol ink and some pretty lace.  I particularly love the lace flower--it reminds me of my sister's wedding dress.  I added a white and pink gem to the center of it to imitate the blush color in the center of the flower appliqué all over her dress.  I finished off by adding some wire thread in green and the title "Over the Rainbow" and a cute wood banner that says "best day ever."  

Once my background was created, this layout was so simple to put together.  It's such a colorful and pretty layout to showcase my favorite photo of the couple on their wedding day!

Products Used

  • The Paper Studio:  cardstock-white; Spare Parts-resin feather; La Petites-purple flower mix, pink flower mix
  • Tim Holtz:  Distress Stain-ripe persimmon; Distress Ink-fired brick, faded jeans, dusty concord, victorian velvet; Idea-ology-mini gears, gumdrops
  • Lindy's Stamp Gang:  Starburst Spray-cocklebells coral, hag's wart orange, tibetan poppy teal
  • Heidi Swapp:  Color Shine-raspberry, mustard, chartreuse, amethyst, navy
  • Core'dinations:  forest; Tim Holtz Nostalgia-chipped sapphire
  • Jolee's Boutique:  Embellishments-dual tone prizm in spinel
  • My Mind's Eye:  Kraft Funday-everyday fun wood banners
  • Crate Paper:  Flea Market-resin flowers
  • Recollections:  mulberry rose
  • Prima:  Color Bloom-gold foil, emerald; Trim-medallion, flower; Wire Thread-sage; Finnabair-vintage trinkets-washers two; Something Blue-paper clips, veil, 6x6 paper pad

Happy Scrapping!
Adrienne